Maine Woods Pellet Co. Chose ORC Technology Instead of Traditional Steam

Italian company supplied its largest biomass solution – a biomass ORC unit to produce 8 MWe – to the largest pellet manufacturer in Maine (USA).

Turboden – a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) – has delivered an ORC system to Maine Woods Pellet, a leading pellet manufacturer based in Athens, Maine (USA). According to the information, the plant is successfully in operation since October 2016 and has already outperformed the expected power output, producing 9 MWe. Due to this solution, the customer utilizes wood waste from forestry operations (logging and sawmill residues) to generate electricity to be employed in its production process. As reported, the cogeneration plant uses a novel combination of both exhaust and condenser heat to pre-dry the feedstock for the existing pellet plant, making this the first biomass project to fully qualify for Massachusetts Standard Class 1 regulations for Renewable Energy Credits (REC’s).

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